Monday, July 27, 2015

Has Terrorism been Back in Punjab (India)?

Terrorism, Punjab, Back
From the last few days, I am asking this question to myself that has terrorism is trying to come back in Punjab because of many incidents which points towards the revival of bloody terrorism. Today's attack by a few terrorists in the Denanagar Town (District Gurdaspur) of Punjab has showed that this threat is real. The three terrorists came in army uniform in the morning and attacked many areas of Denanagar (Gurdaspur).

Terrorist, Dena Nagar, Gurdaspur They attacked the Dena Nagar Bus stand, a nearby hospital, Police station and Police quarters. In this incident 7 civilians, 5 policemen and 3 militants died. Punjab Police's two senior police officers died in this incident, their names are IG (Counter Intelligence) Gaurav Yadav and SP Baljit Singh.

It took 12 hours for the security personnel to neutralize these militants, which shows the preparedness of these attackers. All militants were heavily armed and they came in army uniforms. This incident again highlights that there is a big failure on the ground of Indian intelligence agencies which failed to track the plan of the terrorists.

Terrorists not only made an attempt of suicidal attack, they also tried to blow the nearby rail bridge so that they can close the vital rail link to Jammu Kashmir; though, police got the inform of bombs on the rail track on time and these bombs were diffused without causing any harm.

Bombs on Railway LineDena Nagar is very close to Jammu and Kashmir and the international border with Pakistan and due to this reason, this incident may be work of J&K based terrorist outfits. For the long time the Punjab was very peaceful and as we are closing towards the assembly elections in Punjab, these incidents have suddenly started appearing.

In the past, Punjab has seen the pain of terrorism in which millions of innocent people died and we can't afford to allow terrorism to come back in Punjab. It is the duty of Punjab Police and center agencies to deal firmly with all people or organizations who are trying to burn Punjab again.

Today's attack in Dena nagar town of Punjab indicates that Terrorism has again flourished in Punjab; therefore, Punjab government needs to be very alert of this matter. Any single mistake by Punjab government or central government can spoil the peaceful atmosphere of Punjab.


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